State of California: Solid Waste & Recycling Mandates
Senate Bill (SB) 1383
In September 2016, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. set methane emissions reduction targets for California (SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The target is to: (1) reduce organic waste disposal 75% by 2024, and (2) rescue enough organics for people to eat at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food by 2025.
Food Recovery Mandates
SB 1383 requires certain food businesses to donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose to food recovery organizations. The law phases food donors in under two tiers - those businesses that fall within the first tier, are required to donate starting in 2022. Those businesses that fall within the second tier, are required to donate starting in 2024. Mandated food donors can help their communities now by starting to work with local food banks, food pantries, and other food recovery organizations and services.
If you are a business that is considered to fall within these tiers by the State of California, Food Finders is a local organization that can help you meet the mandates outlined by SB 1383. To contact Food Finders, please contact Chris Wong at (562) 283-1400 extension 105 or via email at email@example.com.
Click here to visit the Food Finders website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):
|Who is the responsible entity for implementing, enforcing, and reporting for SB 1383?|
The individual city, county, or special district which provide solid waste collection services are ultimately responsible for all compliance measures, and also expected to provide enforcement action across the jurisdiction.
|What are the target dates for SB 1383 set by the State of California?|
January 1, 2022 - jurisdictions are to provide organics recycling services to businesses and residents
January 1, 2024 - jurisdictions shall take progressive enforcement actions against non-compliant entities
January 1, 2025 - State to achieve 75% reduction of organics disposal
State to recover minimum of 20% disposed edible food for human consumption
What if I have space constraint challenges at my property?
Certain businesses and multi-family complexes of five units or more may qualify for waivers from these mandatory programs however, only those who request and receive a wavier from the City are exempt from mandatory participation. If a waiver is not approved by the City, your business or property will be required to participate in the mandated services.
To submit an application for a waiver, please complete the following application and submit to the Development Services Department for review: click here to download the SB 1383 Solid Waste & Recycling Regulation - Waiver Request Form.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1826
Assembly Bill (AB) 341
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Food Finders - Click here to learn more about Food Finders
OC Landfill - Click here to learn more about OC Waste & Recycling
Universal Waste Systems (UWS) - Los Alamitos Webpage - Click here to visit the UWS website with City specific information